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On September 5, 2017, the Italian School of Portland will officially open the doors on its new, Italian language kindergarten program.  It is the first such program in the state of Oregon.  Classes will be held at the school’s NW Portland location, 1542 NW 14th Ave, which also houses the preschool and playgroup programs. The half-day program is Mon...

A restaurateur who ran an Italian eatery for two decades in Southern California has set up shop in Boise’s Northgate Shopping Center. New restaurant Vincenzo Trattoria is slated to open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at 6970 W. State St., says chef and manager Vincenzo Nicoletta. Nicoletta, who was born in Italy, defines a trattoria as “a casual dini...

The predominant language used on Italy’s World Baseball Classic team is English, with a little Italian and some Spanish mixed in. But everyone understands “I got it!” Fly ball drills in the Arizona sun were a bit of an adventure during a workout Tuesday, two days ahead of an opener at Mexico in Guadalajara. “The appeal is the emotion, the competiti...

April 27 to July 30, 2017. Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday - Wednesday. 442 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501. Admission:  Free About the artist: Dick Marconi (b. 1934) is an American artist whose fascination with color began at the age of twelve when an accident left him blind and partially deaf in one ear. Dick gradually regained vis...

“I need a Nonna,” the server at Il Chianti Italian restaurant in Henderson said. She was referring to the Carbonara della Nonna on the menu — a rich, rustic dish of linguine, pancetta and Parmesan. But the image that instantly popped up in my mind was of an older Italian lady up to her elbows in marinara. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all ha...

Italian immigrant Alessio Carraro dreamed of building a resort hotel as the centerpiece of his high-end subdivision, Carrarro Heights. He and his son constructed the hotel over just fourteen months, between 1928 and 1930. The building was a thing of beauty, based on Italian architecture and tiered like a wedding cake. However, perhaps because of th...

Locals have hyped Buddy’s Italian Restaurant for years and for good reason. Owner Steve Piper says the restaurant prides itself on quality service and consistently great tasting food. “We make our own spaghetti sauces, pizza sauces, pizza dough and sausage — everything is homemade here,” Piper says. Buddy’s has been going strong since February 1961...

MCC Hospitality Group’s d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, along with sister restaurant Market City Caffe in Burbank, welcomes spring with the return of its eighth annual “Artichoke Festival” from March 14 through April 14 (Pictured: Artichoke and bacon arancini – Photo credit: Jerry Bacon).  MCC Hospitality Group has pa...

We’re hiring a part-time Program Coordinator.  Italian language skills are helpful, but not required to apply for this position.  To apply, please email resume and references to info@scuola.us. PURPOSE:  This position supervises administrative staff and oversees management of daily school operations.  Works closely with administrative staff, teache...

Expect the same taste of Italy at Fulio’s, along with a little more of the Mediterranean. Longtime proprietor Peter Roscoe recently transferred the restaurant to Allan LaPlante, who with new chef Sean Whittaker is planning an expanded menu beyond the Italian peninsula to the more than 20 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Whittaker, made fa...

Jon Morosi’s first taste of the World Baseball Classic came on March 7, 2013, when he watched from the press box as Italy scored two ninth-inning runs to beat Mexico 6-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The game had some personal relevance for Morosi, then a Fox Sports writer—he is Italian-American, his wife his Mexican-American, and that was the first ever...

Luigi De Nunzio died Monday at the age of 63. The Pioneer Square restaurateur and icon had been a fixture in the neighborhood since the 1970s. He suffered a heart attack December 30. The community continued offering their condolences and appreciation to De Nunzio Tuesday. “He was very much one of a kind. Yes, and he will be terribly missed,” said J...